The Mighty Thor: At The Gates Of Valhalla #1
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The Mighty Thor: At The Gates Of Valhalla #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ramon K. Perez, Jen Bartel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"The Death of the Mighty Thor" has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! Don't miss the tribute to Jason Aaron's epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!
And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows, the realms will fall - and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron's ongoing saga.
Rated T

  • 10
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book May 17, 2018

    The earthier, more strangely viscous style of Perez is a great contrast to Bartel's more airbrushed art; his depiction of Malekith is appropriately pointy and almost Joker-esque. It's a shame we won't be seeing more of him or Bartel, but this issue is a stop-gap, a brief breather before the next chapter, which promises to be face-meltingly epic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 16, 2018

    A fitting closure to the Jane Foster era (or perhaps the first Jane Foster era?) with hints of terrible battles yet to come. I liked it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender May 20, 2018

    THE MIGHTY THOR AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA #1 is a bit of a mixed experience. The first story, featuring the granddaughters of King Thor from a distant future, feels nearly perfect in its execution. The second, following the wartime exploits of Malekith the dark elf, feels a bit jumbled in its plot, but its characterization and art measure up well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 21, 2018

    Jason Aaron's and Thor go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. Like peanut butter and chocolate. Like Peanut butter and fluff. Like peanut butter and peanut butter. Guys and gals, don't just pick this issue up, grab Aaron's trades of Thor I general. Heck, go WAY BACK to Thor: God of Thunder! Start there and get caught up ASAP! Loved the issue. Give it a read and let me know what you think.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 16, 2018

    The Mighty Thor: At The Gates of Valhalla #1 bridges the gap between these two eras of Thor well. We have an epilogue for Janes run with a call back to Old King Thors time, and a look forward at the mayhem that is coming to the Realms in future issues. Thor fans, give yourself the treat of two solid stories by skilled creators as you get ready for the next volume of Thor, because there must always be a Thor! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 21, 2018

    In the end, this was a pleasant one-off story that sets up the near future stories of the upcoming Thor book while also wrapping up the previous era in a not-so-tidy bow. Its clear Aaron is not done with Jane, and thats just fine. Odinson, the returning star, is curiously absent from the special, which may be disappointing to some readers, but he is not really missed in this particular story, and Aaron will be giving him plenty of spotlight over the next few arcs, so its understandable. If youre looking hints about the fate of Jane Foster and the upcoming story involving Malekith, this book will tide you over until perfectly until Thor #1 hits next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson May 16, 2018

    This issue sets out to be a bridge between two major runs of Thor " but parts of it end up becoming so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 16, 2018

    Mighty Thor: At the Gates of Valhalla #1's strengths outweigh its weaknesses. It feels at times like some panels could have been cut in the scripting phase, but when Aaron gets to the parts of the story he is clearly building towards, everything clicks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Brian Clements May 16, 2018

    Writer Jason Aaron has done a phenomenal job writing Jane Foster's Thor and I would love to see more of the goddesses of thunder, sooner rather than later.  Any chance to have some more kick-ass women traipsing across the galaxy, especially if they're carrying the intelligence of Jane Foster, the brashness of Thor Odinson, and the strength of Odin with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 17, 2018

    Thor: At the Gates of Valhalla #1 is a solid and at-times heartwarming interim between the eras of Jane Foster and the Odinson. The first story solidifies Jane as a legendary hero in the Marvel Universe, and the latter shows what threats await the Odinson when he once more holds the title of Thor. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 17, 2018

    While not life-changing, it's definitely an entertaining preview teaser episode of things to come. The future of the Ten Realms may not be bright as it stands, but it damn sure is a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Erin Schramm May 22, 2018

    I've really loved how depraved Aaron has been able to write Makelith and his Dark Council so I am hoping the new writer embraces his darkness and goes with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester May 16, 2018

    If you wanted to read about Jane Foster at the gates of Valhalla, I’d read Mighty Thor #706 instead. That’s not to say that I didn’t like this issue because it’s subtitle wasn’t literal enough for me. It’s because I feel that that issue had more weight to it. The art is enjoyable throughout, but I found myself wondering what exactly the point of this one shot was since it doesn’t say good bye to Jane or “hey again” to Odinson in any meaningful way. It’s a no from me, dawg. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu May 19, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    When last we discussed Thor, she died stopping Magog. However, through the storm that was captured inside Mjolnier (always been that way... nothing new), she was brought back from the dead, however still with cancer. So, Jane Foster left the mantle of Thor behind to go fight the battle she’s put off for so long, her battle against cancer.

    We open this story with the Goddesses of Thunder, Odison’s Granddaughters from the future. They used some time diamonds to travel back in time to find Thor at his/her greatest. They jumped from time to time, more

  • 8.5
    Tree Fingers May 17, 2018

    nice set up for the future. I hope we see more of the future Thunder gods.

  • 8.5
    RustonLF May 17, 2018

    This seems to be more of a set up for the path Thor will be taking over the next year with some exploration on the current state of Thor's world. It is split into two stories. One involving the Goddesses of Thunder finding a way to visit Jane Foster who is a hero of theirs. The second being about Malekith's efforts as an orchestrate of war. The first story gives the previously introduced Goddesses of Thunder a bit more personality as they jump through prior stories of Thor that deal in both the future and the past. It is a fun throw back similar to the six-hundredth issue of Thor that also shows that Jane Foster's time as a hero is not done. The second story extends the blood thirsty and vicious nature of Malekith. It re-explores the idea o more

  • 8.0
    New to Review May 22, 2018

    The comic is split up in 2 parts.
    I didn't really like the first part of the story with the children of thor, but I really enjoyed the part with Malekith and i'm really excited for the upcoming event.

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    shatterstar May 16, 2018

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    MightyVin May 17, 2018

  • 10
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  • 10
    CesarCastanha May 18, 2018

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude May 18, 2018

  • 9.0
    Captain Beebo Pants May 21, 2018

  • 8.5
    flodid May 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    MKW69 May 17, 2018

  • 8.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
    StanielK May 16, 2018

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews May 20, 2018

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